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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:05 AM

Exxon Mobil CEO: "Global warming's real but you'll learn to live with it."

Exxon Mobil CEO: "Global warming is real, but you'll learn to live with it. Besides, nobody can really predict the future. Oh, and that thing about hydrofracking being unsafe -- all lies! Trust Exxon."

Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., said yesterday that people will adapt to new living conditions that arise because of global warming and that engineers will find ways to work around a rise in sea levels or a disruption of agriculture. Tillerson also said that fearmongering, lazy journalists and an illiterate public complicate his job running the world's most closely watched oil company.

The remarks seemed to be a departure for the 60-year-old Tillerson, a deliberate, even-tempered and relaxed speaker who, since becoming CEO six years ago, has appeared to intentionally differentiate himself from Lee Raymond, his brusque, tempestuous predecessor. Most pointedly, Tillerson has abandoned a signature Raymond policy -- Exxon Mobil's funding of writers who challenged prevailing climate science with tracts that Raymond and other critics brandished as evidence that global warming was a hoax.

Tillerson struck new ground in seeming to embrace a mainstay of climate science's harshest critics -- that the public should accept that climate change is coming -- and appearing to ridicule those who in his view possibly stand in Exxon Mobil's way.

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As he has previously, Tillerson, speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said he accepts that rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are "going to have an impact" and proceeded to question the credibility of predictive climate modeling. He said that, using today's science, no one can know what precisely "the future's going to be."

But Tillerson seemed to pivot on his public positioning by remarking that, whatever the consequences of global warming, "we believe those consequences are manageable." He seemed to suggest that the impacts may not be as extreme as some scientists forecast.

Full Report: http://eenews.net/public/energywire/2012/06/28/4


If you want to get it from the horse's mouth, here's the video of Tillerson's talk and you can find the transcript here.

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Reply Exxon Mobil CEO: "Global warming's real but you'll learn to live with it." (Original post)
salvorhardin Jun 2012 OP
Control-Z Jun 2012 #1
Ship of Fools Jun 2012 #2
salvorhardin Jun 2012 #10
jeff47 Jun 2012 #3
limpyhobbler Jun 2012 #4
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2012 #5
JDPriestly Jun 2012 #6
n2doc Jun 2012 #13
PatSeg Jun 2012 #7
Post removed Jun 2012 #8
OKNancy Jun 2012 #9
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #11
Guy Whitey Corngood Jun 2012 #12

Response to salvorhardin (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 01:18 AM

1. This is not the Onion?

Did I miss where "satire" is written somewhere? If not,
I think I'm, speechless. Fuck.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:22 AM

2. That'sexactly what I was thinking--The Onion!?!

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:31 AM

10. Exactly! It very well could be the Onion, except for one thing.

If you read the transcript of his talk, you'll see it's dreadfully dull which is how you know it's not The Onion. If it were, it'd have been shorter, punchier. Instead we just have a high-priced suit droning on about the "new energy paradigm" which just happens to sound exactly like the old energy paradigm.

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Response to salvorhardin (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:30 AM

3. Well, I guess we should give them some credit for getting closer to reality. (nt)

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Response to salvorhardin (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:41 AM

4. This dude should be in jail for crimes against humanity. nt

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Response to salvorhardin (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 04:09 AM

5. It's amazing how these guys used to at least TRY to spin.

 

This is what happens when assholes surround themselves with "yes men".

They are so FULL of their power and glory that they really believe what they say goes outside of their little bubble.

It's like watching a guy who owns a store called "Mattress King" strutting around with a crown in the grocery store as if he's amongst his subjects.

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Response to salvorhardin (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:51 AM

6. We will only learn to live with global warming and deal with the problems

that will arise as it increases if the big corporations that profit from creating global warming support efforts to combat and deal with it.

So far, these companies are remiss in supporting climate scientists who are seeking ways to survive in a much warmer world -- or stop the warming, maybe end it.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:45 AM

13. The way I read it, he is planning to profit from global warming

Makes perfect sense, in an evil way- cause the problem, then sell 'solutions' that don't fix the problem but just bandage it over, for a while. Then sell more when those fail. Money for nothing!

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Response to salvorhardin (Original post)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 06:22 AM

7. Well, in a way he's right

People will learn to live with it, at least those who survive it.

What a strange thing to say.

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Fri Jun 29, 2012, 08:25 AM

9. right-wing talking points

I'll take one of them:

Or that, the University of East Anglia has stated that their data, upon which the AGW models were based, we're incomplete and gave the very wrong impression.


This has been debunked. That whole thing was ginned up by Fox news and idiot Republicans. Instead of calling the poster ignorant, maybe you should read further.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:37 AM

11. I smell pizza...

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Response to Post removed (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 29, 2012, 09:42 AM

12. Speaking truth to power? He IS power, you twit. "you limit your reading to others who are slaves if

those with a much bigger agenda." Oh the fucking irony.

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